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As a treat for my children for Chanukah, I bought them kosher skittles in packages that were fans. I purchased them at Oh! Nuts! in the five towns, which has since sold out of them. They were OU-D. I haven't been able to find any skittles in regular packages with a Hechsher.

Any leads would be helpful. My kids loved them!

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  1. what do you mean fans? skittles are definitely not kosher as far as i know...

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    1. re: LoveKosherEats

      Its a tube filled with skittles and at the top is a fan (that actually worked). Oh!Nuts! is a candy store in the five towns certified by the Vaad of the Five Towns and doesn't carry anything without a reliable Hechsher. The package was clearly labeled ou-d.

      1. re: obsessedkosherfoodie

        Products:Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack (UPC# E20493)

        Containing:

        Skittles Original Fruit
        Skittles Sours
        Starburst Original Fruit
        Starburst Mixed Fieldberries
        Starburst Sours

        Company:Effem Inc. - Bolton, Ontario
        Issue:This Canadian product erroneously bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

        or maybe it was a "skittles" type candy

    2. They sell them with an OU in the UK. If you know someone there, they can send you some.

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      1. re: typo lad

        koshergourmetmarts reply was from ou's kosher consumer alerts:

        They are not Kosher. But the ones imported from UK are, you can buy lots of UK and Canadian candy bars that are kosher in the UK but not in USA or Canada, check amazon.com for "british candy"

        http://oukosher.org/index.php/consume...

        Consumer Alerts
        Kosher Alerts
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        November 06, 2007
        Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack

        Products:Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack (UPC# E20493

        )

        Containing:

        Skittles Original Fruit
        Skittles Sours
        Starburst Original Fruit
        Starburst Mixed Fieldberries
        Starburst Sours

        Company:Effem Inc. - Bolton, Ontario
        Issue:This Canadian product erroneously bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

        1. re: typo lad

          According to http://www.kosher.org.uk/alerts.htm , the london beth din says they are no longer kosher in the UK as of November 2007.

          It says "Skittles previously approved and parev are now Not Kosher"

          Just to note, if you're in north america, I don't think skittles originating in Canada or US ever were kosher, just the british ones until November.

          1. re: Kosher123

            Hello, writing from the UK to let you know that skittles are definately NOT kosher here anymore. There are still some kosher packs left, but sadly our skittle days are gone.

            1. re: ishow

              I would pay a premium for those remaining kosher British skittles!

        2. This past Thursday, I took my kids to Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC. Lo and Behold, we found the fans with the ou-d skittles. In fact, the product explicitly states "product is kosher," right next to the ou-d!

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          1. re: obsessedkosherfoodie

            FROM THE OU WEBSITE:

            Skittles Candy Fan and Dry Erase Message Board

            Products:
            Skittles Candy Fan
            UPC# 6 09454 61492 6

            Skittles Dry Erase Message Board
            UPC# 6 09454 61501 5
            Company:
            Candyrific- Louisville, KY
            Issue:
            An unauthorized OU-D symbol was inadvertently placed on these products’ labels. Corrective action has been implemented. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org. Please note that this issue only impacts upon the kashruth status of the Skittles, the products’ safety and nutritional integrity is not affected.